Injustice: Gods Among Us Gets Comic Book Prequel

Starting tomorrow, DC Comics will be releasing a new prequel comic book series for NetherRealm's upcoming fighting game, Injustice: Gods Among Us. Set five years before the events of the game, writer Tom Taylor will be exploring how exactly the DC Universe's greatest heroes will come to face off with one another.

The series will be digital-first, releasing 10-page chapters every Tuesday for .99 cents on the DC Comics app, which is available on iOS, Android, Web, iBookstore, Nook Store and Kindle Store. The print version will be released on the last Wednesday of every month, and contains 3 chapters each. There will also be a “collector’s edition” of the video game brings the first six chapters.

The plot promises to be “torturous” and “tragic” but “starts in a very happy place”. The comic will be violent, and not suitable for kids. The tie-in will NOT be canon to the main universe. Various characters who will appear in the mini-series include Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Harley Quinn, and Cyborg.

The comic is being written by Tom Taylor (Star Wars: Invasion), and the various artists include Jheremy Raapack (Legends of the Dark Knight), Mike S. Miller (DC Universe Online Legends), Axel Giminez (Superman: Reign of Doomsday), and Bruno Redondo (Push).

Two new characters have been unveiled for the upcoming fighting game based on the DC Comics universe called Injustice: Gods Among Us. The newly revealed characters are some famous DC villains and most fans will recognize their faces: Bane, Lex Luthor and Deathstroke have joined the cast.

Injustice: Gods Among Us will be released on Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii U in April.